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Does MLS place business ahead of soccer?

MLS and its players came to an agreement that will see games return via a summer tournament, but at what cost? MIAMI, Fla. — (5 June 2020) On Wednesday, Major League Soccer and the MLS Players’ Association came to an agreement on the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”) and the resumption of the season in the […]

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USL seeks to have Force Majeure Clause

Note: It now appears that USL will return to action; details are forthcoming. MIAMI, Fla. — (4 June 2020) As negotiations go on between the USL Players Association and the USL Championship involving a return to play as well as pay cuts for players, the league is seeking to have a force majeure clause inserted into […]

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MLS players threatened with a lockout after latest offer from MLSPA

MIAMI, Fla. — (1 June 2020) Just when you thought everything was ready for Major League Soccer games to resume in the form of a summer tournament; just when you were waiting for the calendar to be released in order to know at what hours of the morning or evening there would be games, the plans […]

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USL Players Association sends counterproposal

MIAMI, Fla. — (20 May 2020) As domestic soccer continues to be in a holding pattern, clubs and leagues alike need to make adjustments to deal with their new financial situations. The USL Championship is no differnet. In ongoing discussions between the league and its players, the USL Players Association has sent a counter proposal back to […]

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Clubs and players working to extend contracts beyond 30 June

Negotiations are proceeding on a case-by-case basis. FIFA can only recommend consensus and delegates to RFEF. MIAMI, Fla. (22-04-2020) — Éste artículo también está disponible en español In Spain, in the middle of a flood of ERTE (expediente de regulación temporal de empleo – i.e. temporary layoffs) and reductions in wages, coupled with a controversy […]

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Clubes y jugadores discuten para ampliar los contratos tras el 30-Junio

Negocian caso a caso: la ley es interpretable. FIFA sólo puede recomendar consenso y delega en la RFEF. MIAMI, Fla. (22-04-2020) — This story is also available in English En mitad de un goteo de ERTE y rebaja de salarios, en plena polémica entre Federación, LaLiga y AFE por el Caso Audios y mientras se oficializan y […]

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Spain: AFE reach agreement with RFEF regarding minimum time between matches if play resumes

MIAMI, Fla. (8 April 2020) — The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) held a teleconference this week with members of the Spanish Footballers’ Association (Asociación de Futbolistas Españoles, “AFE”) and LaLiga. The RFEF has been opposed to the idea of playing matches every 48 hours if and when the 2019/20 season can be resumed. The AFE, for its part, has accepted a minimum […]

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Why legal complications could spell end of European seasons

MIAMI, Fla. (6 April 2020) — With each passing week, it becomes more and more likely that the European leagues will not be finishing their seasons. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a nightmarish situation across the world, not only in terms of the virus itself, but its effects on the global economy, peoples’ livelihoods, and […]

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MLS and Players Association Agree on new CBA, Season to begin as scheduled

MIAMI, Fla. (February 6, 2020) — Major League Soccer and the MLS Players’ Association announced on Thursday morning that they have reached agreement in principle on a new five-year deal pending ratification by the MLS Board of Governors and the MLSPA membership. The old agreement had been extended through tomorrow by mutual agreement. The new […]

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CBA Talks Between MLS and MLSPA: How The Agreement Could Be Improved

MIAMI, Fla. (January 31, 2020) — With the end of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”) between Major League Soccer and its Players Association due to expire at midnight on Friday, the two sides agreed yesterday to extend the contract until February 7, 2020. Major League Soccer and the Major League Players Association released the […]

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Looking Into The Soldier Field Lease for Chicago Fire

Fire’s lease at Soldier Field calls for sliding payment based on attendance MIAMI, Fla. (January 27, 2020) — After it was announced that the Chicago Fire were returning to downtown Chicago to play at Soldier Field, the Chicago Sun Times secured a copy of the team’s new lease with the Chicago Park District via a […]

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CBA Talks Between MLS and MLSPA: What Is At Stake?

MIAMI, Fla. (January 4, 2020) — Part I: The biggest thing that will happen this off-season Right now, fans of MLS clubs are getting ready for the coming season, the league’s 25th anniversary year. New teams like Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC are now less than 60 days away from their first real matches. […]

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RCD Mallorca and Konami Announce Partnership

The agreement will see the gaming conglomerate, famous for the Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) video game series, sponsor the team for the remainder of the season PALMA DE MALLORCA (December 21, 2019) — Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, the oldest football club in the Balearic Islands, has announced that a sponsorship agreement was signed with Konami […]

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Gattuso Contract Heavy On Incentives

MIAMI, Fla (December 12, 2019) — Gennaro Gattuso was on the list of possible head coaches for Inter Miami CF. On Tuesday night, he was installed as the new manager at Napoli, a few hours after the club said arrivederci to Carlo Ancelotti. Gattuso’s contract is heavy on incentives. According to information obtained by the […]